Even though Ozzy was not present to accept the honor, he did tape a video message that was aired as part of the show.
“Thank you so much WWE Universe for this award,” Ozzy said in the video. “I don’t deserve it, but thank you anyway.”
He added: “It’s all about the fans, really. Our fans are what keep us alive really. It’s all about them.
“I wanna thank Vince McMahon and Triple H. Thank you very much, God bless you.”
Ozzy has made several cameo appearances for WWE over the years, most notably at WrestleMania 2, where he and Captain Lou Albano managed The British Bulldogs in their WWF Tag Team Championship win over Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine. Osbourne performed live at a May 2007 SmackDown taping in Baltimore, and later served as a guest host for Raw in November 2009.
Ozzy Osbourne‘s latest studio album, Ordinary Man was released in February 2020. Ordinary Man marks Osbourne’s first new solo music in almost 10 years. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES) on bass and Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) on drums. Beyond the core band, Ordinary Man, features a who’s-who of Ozzy friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.